Q. My 7 year old daughter has repeated urine infections. How to clear it out?

Answered by
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 11, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My daughter aged 7 years has a urine infection. We have done a urine culture as well as regular analysis and found that there is an infection. She has this problem from a long time. She has a bad habit of holding her urine for a long time until she can hold it no more.

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  • How often does she get UTI?
  • Does she have a fever now? How is the general condition?

Once this episode resolves, she needs an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureters, and bladder) with PVR (post-void residual urine test) and micturating cystourethrogram (MCU).

A renal nuclear scan may be required depending upon the result of these investigations.

For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist

Thank you doctor,

She has an infection from the age of 5 years. She had a bad habit of holding her urine till she can. She does not have a fever now and she is healthy and doing all her regular activities. She is eating normally as well.

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Firstly, we have to rule out a reflux, for which she requires an ultrasound and MCU once this episode of UTI settles.

For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist

Thank you doctor,

So, what do we do now? Please prescribe the appropriate medicine. She sometimes complains of stomach pain as well. Apart from this, she is very normal and is attending to her regular activities like school, dance, and playing etc. She was never hospitalized. We just want the infection to clear fully.

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Hello,

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  • I suggest you start her on an antibiotic. You can give her tablet Nitrofurantoin 50 mg twice a day for 10 days. I suggest you consult her specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and then start the medicine with their consent.
  • After one week of taking the medicine, repeat the urine routine examination and culture.

For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist

Thank you doctor,

What are the precautions to take in daily routine? And, which foods to avoid?

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  • She has to maintain hygiene. Avoid using public toilets as far as possible.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • There is nothing in the diet which needs to be given a consideration.

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